Curry underwent a platelet-rich plasma treatment on his sprained right knee on Tuesday as a way to continue his recovery process. This is the second treatment he has received since the injury in hopes of speeding up the recovery time. The Warriors had expected Curry back for either Saturday's Game 3 or Monday's Game 4, but Myers' statement does not give anyone much optimism. We should know more about his status after Thursday's practice. The Warriors currently hold a 2-0 series lead.
Pham strained his left oblique during the first game of the Cardinals season, so it's good news to see him begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday. He is expected back on the Cardinals' active roster early next week. The 28 year old had a good season last year with a .809 OPS.
The Giants are following the common policy of not playing a veteran, to keep him fresh over the long season, in a day game following a night game, especially if the team is planning to travel to another city the next day. Trevor Brown will get the start at catcher this afternoon and bat seventh against Reds' right hander Dan Straily. The Giants are going back to San Francisco to begin a four game set against the Rockies.
It's a get away day for the Mets which means it is not surprising that a veteran like Wright is getting a routine day-off on Wednesday against Braves. We will see Wilmer Flores get the start at third base and bat seventh against Braves' starter Jhoulys Chacin. The Mets head to San Diego to start a four game series against the Padres on Thursday.
Boxberger is progressing on schedule with his abdominal injury. He's been adding more pitches in his workouts and is scheduled to return to the Ray's Spring Training camp and pitch some simulated games. He's about 2 weeks away from coming back to the Rays. In the meantime his fill-in Alex Colome is doing pretty well so far with a 3.00 ERA and five saves in Boxberger's absence.
Holt will play centerfield for the Reds with Hamilton sideline after aggravated a thumb injury. Holt has been effective in a limited role this season with a slash line of .348/.400/.391 in 26 plate appearances and faces Giants starter Jake Peavy. Peavy has been dreadful this season, pitching to an ERA of 8.61 and a WHIP of 2.00 in five starts. At minimum salary, Holt could be a solid salary relief option in DFS. The entire Reds lineup could be an option on Wednesday.
Cozart takes over as the Reds leadoff hitter with Hamilton sidelined with a thumb injury. The Reds are in a good spot on Wednesday against Jake Peavy, who has pitched to an ERA of 8.61 with a WHIP of 2.00 in five starts for the Giants. Cozart is decently priced around the industry and can easily fit in DFS lineups. Cozart currently has a slash line of .347/.350/.533 in 75 at-bats.
Hamilton had to exit Tuesday night’s game for the Reds after aggravating his left thumb injury that he has dealt with for the last few weeks. The Reds consider Hamilton day-to-day, but it’s concerning that the outfielder can’t shake this injury. Zack Cozart will bat leadoff for the Reds with Tyler Holt starting in centerfield and batting second. Holt has a slash line of .348/.400/.391 in 26 plate appearances and faces Giants starter Jake Peavy. Peavy has been dreadful this season, pitching to an ERA of 8.61 and a WHIP of 2.00 in five starts. At minimum salary, Holt could be a solid salary relief option in DFS.
Heyward has dealt with the wrist injury over the last few days which has kept him out of the lineup. The Cubs have not placed the outfielder on the disabled list so they must feel Heyward can return in a couple more days. Fantasy owners should remain patient with Heyward. Ben Zobrist will start in right field in Heyward’s absence with Kris Bryant playing left field and Javier Baez starting at third for the Cubs.